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History of Art (Medieval Art and Medievalisms) MA

History of Art (Medieval Art and Medievalisms) MA

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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Medieval Art Art History

Course type


Course Summary

Medieval culture is an open chapter, it has been constantly rethought and reinterpreted in subsequent epochs. On the MA in History of Art Medieval Art and Medievalisms you'll explore the extraordinarily rich material legacy of the period, including the shaping of urban structures, places of worship, sites of government, and universities. You'll be able to study in one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe, guided by one of the leading departments of medieval studies in the world. Our flexible degree programme enables you to learn about art geographically across much of Europe and the Islamic world, and particularly the material culture of the British Isles. You play an active role in building your degree, developing a heightened methodological awareness, and designing exciting research projects. You'll forge a more sophisticated understanding of how artworks create meaning, and why some artworks have been deemed culturally more significant than others. The course enables you to develop advanced communication skills and effective project management. Career opportunities includes: Museums, galleries and auction houses; Cultural management; Heritage and conservation; Journalism and media; Teaching; Academia; Education; Art administration.

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Full time | University of York | 1 year | SEP-19

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Full time


1 year

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In this module, you will be introduced to key concepts and cutting-edge methods of art historical research so to improve your understanding of artwork, to develop a critical attitude towards existing scholarship, to identify future fields of inquiry and to hone your communicative and digital skills. You'll also explore tools and methodologies specific to research in medieval art and medievalisms.

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Entry requirements

Applicants should have, or be about to complete, a 2:1 undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification. We will consider applications from mature students or applicants without formal academic qualifications if you have substantial related experience. We welcome students who have previously studied History of Art, but also those from other backgrounds.

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